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Monday, August 28, 2017

Whenever I find myself in a shopping mall, I always gravitate towards the stationery shops. I can't help it! I love stationery too much! I've been obsessed with bullet journalling lately so I thought I could use my newfound hobby as an excuse to buy more stationery. I hope you enjoy this mini haul. Let me know if you'd like to see more bullet journalling posts in the future!

The first thing I bought was this pack of washi tape. The tropical, island theme was prominent throughout. I love the range of widths and the vibrant designs. There was also gold foiling on several of the tapes making them even more appealing to me. I couldn't resist buying these!

The next thing I picked up were these stickers. I love the pastel colours in the first pack. Not only are the graphics really cute, but the little quotes and phrases are really sweet also. I really like the holographic letters from the second pack and will probably use these to decorate the front of my journal.

The last thing I got were these pens. I did my research on the best writing tools for bullet journalling and selected the ones I believed would work best for me. I got a pack of Crayola super tips, a Tombow Fudenosuke soft tip, a Muji black pen (0.38 tip) and a Uni Pin Fine Line black pen (0.3). I've been really interested in calligraphy and hand lettering lately and know that I definitely make good use out of these pens.

What did you think of this haul? Let me know down below! Thanks for reading!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

In today's post, I'm going to see if I can guess what kind of friend you are. All you have to do is grab a piece of paper and for each question write down the letter beside the statement you think fits you the most. Your most common letter should reveal what type of friend you are. Let me know if I got it right or if I got it completely wrong!

1. My favourite emoji is...
A: ❤️
B: ✨
C: 💪
D: 😂

2. When I get control of the remote, I like to watch _______ on TV.
A: Reality shows
B: Documentaries
C: The news channel
D: Comedy films

3. My spirit animal is a...
A: Bear.
B: Dolphin.
C: Lion.
D: Monkey.

4. If I were a piece of clothing, I'd be...
A: A wooly scarf because they're soft and fluffy and can always be counted on to keep you warm. 
B: A stripy blouse because they're cute and classy and show people that you mean business. 
C: A leather jacket because they're cool and tough and work well with every outfit. 
D: Yellow gumboots because they're fun and quirky and good for rainy days. 

5. The proverb that I'm most likely to quote is...
A: You reap what you sow.
B: Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. 
C: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. 
D: Laughter is the best medicine.

6. One of my strengths is...
A: Empathising with people.
B: Picking up new skills.
C: Motivational speaking. 
D: Making people laugh. 

7. When I was younger, I wanted to be _________ when I was older.
A: A secret agent
B: An inventor
C: Prime Minister
D: An astronaut

8. I get really upset when someone...
A: Breaks a promise they made.
B: Imitates my work without my consent. 
C: Argues that my opinion is wrong.
D: Turns my joke into something it's not. 

9: In high school, I was/I am...
A: Agony Aunt for the school magazine.
B: A valued member of the the school council. 
C: In the debating team.
D: Part of the drama club.

10. If my friends were to describe me in one word, it would be...
A: Honest.
B: Intellectual.
C: Persuasive.
D: Funny.

You are.......

(Mostly A's)
The Secret Keeper
Your friends feel like they can share anything with you and you honour their trust by keeping things confidential. You're someone your friends can depend on in times on need. You thrive in one-on-one conversations and your advice is greatly appreciated among those you speak to. You're reliable, compassionate and the truest friend a person could ever wish for. 

(Mostly B's)
The Smart Cookie
You're very clever and have the most amazing memory when it comes to facts and information. Your friends consider you wise beyond your years and know to come to you when unsure about anything from the definition of a word to the capital of a country. You're sharp, articulate and always willing to share your knowledge with those around you. 

(Mostly C's)
The Leader
You're the glue that keeps the group together. You're the one solving friendship dramas and organising group hang outs. You're confident, loud and always willing to take a stand for what you believe in. Your friends really admire you for your dedication to the group and your ability to make each and every member feel like they truly belong. 

(Mostly D's)
The Comedian
Your friends absolutely love your sense of humour and you know just what to say to cheer them up when they're feeling blue. People really enjoy your company. You're fun and entertaining and your clever puns and contagious laugh make you someone everyone feels comfortable being around. 

Thanks for doing the quiz! 

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Friday, August 11, 2017

If you were to ask me what I saw myself doing this time next year, I wouldn't have a clue. I'm leaving high school in a few months time and instead of having a better sense of where I want to go, I feel as lost as ever. My initial plan was to take 12 months off and allow myself time away from the classroom but upon further reflection I realised just how hard it'd probably be for me to return to school after a break that long. When I wrote my post explaining why I was so keen on taking a gap year, I wasn't really thinking ahead. I thought a lot about the break itself without really considering where I would go once the year was over. I'm scared that after I finish my gap year, I won't have the motivation/drive to get back into studying. And since I know I want to go to Uni and experience the student life there, I don't know if it's worth the delay. 

Next year feels like its approaching too fast, too soon and I don't know how I'm supposed to make all these life-changing choices in such a short space of time. It feels like so much is riding on each decision from here on out which makes everything to do with next year much more daunting. Now that I've decided I do want to go to Uni in 2018 and I have some idea of what I want to study, I have to figure out whether or not I want to stay or leave my home city. This is something that I'm constantly turning over in my mind. I love where I live yet know that I can probably afford to lose some of the reliance that I have on my parents. While studying, you're guaranteed to save quite a bit of money while staying at home. On the other hand, you're guaranteed to gain a stronger independence in a new place surrounded by new people. It's choices like these that are getting me worked up about next year and when I'm neutral about both options, I almost wish that someone would come up to me and tell me what I needed to do right then and there. 

That's definitely not the way to go though. No matter what I'm feeling now, I want it to be me who decides how next year pans out, not someone else. It is up to me what happens next, and as scary as that sounds, I know that I'll make it work one way or another. 

How did you/do you feel about leaving high school? Let me know down below!

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